Real stupid beginner, can someone please explain everything?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Japan Tennis, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Japan Tennis

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    Hey

    1. What is the Pros and Cons of Drop weights, Cranks, Electronic, and any other types of machines?

    2. What machine is the cheapest but also good for a first time stringer.

    3. What else would I need to string a racquet other then the stringer?

    4. How the hell do I sting a racquet?!? :p

    Thx for replying

    Japan Tennis
     
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  2. Voltron

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    Pffft, like I'd know
    1. Drop weights are cheap, but annoying and sometimes difficult to use,
    Cranks are easier but more expensive
    Electronic stringers cost over $1000 for a good one(don't use cheap ones.)

    2. You can get a dropweight, but I personally hate them (I'm trying to get a crank) but I would suggest a crank, specificly the alpha Revo 4000. It costs about $500. A dropweight can cost under $200, but they are time consuming.

    3 all you need to string is a stringer, tools(included with stringer), and string.
     
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  3. Sagittar

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    why don't you check the stringing forum , you should mostly find satisfying answers to all your questions more than anyone can sum in one post ..
     
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  4. me is bored

    me is bored Semi-Pro

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    im getting a revo 4000 w/wise tension haead which makes it electronic
     
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  5. Court_Jester

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    Read these articles:

    http://www.stringforum.net/about_machines.php

    http://www.sptennis.com/stringer.asp#FAQ

    Do a search on this forum. Your question literally comes up every two weeks.

    Strings! :grin:

    Read this article:

    http://www.sptennis.com/stringer.asp#Ready
     
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  6. me is bored

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  7. varuscelli

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    I've also consolidated a bunch of instructional links on the Links page on the photostringer.com site.

    http://www.photostringer.com/links.htm

    Scroll down to the section titled Stringing Instructions, Facts, and FAQs and you'll see quite a few (including some already mentioned here). You might find this helpful as well. ;)
     
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  8. me is bored

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    lol well duh!!!
     
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